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Yesterday I had the opportunity, along with our interns Kayla and Nicole, to facilitate a workshop at the Cambridge Women’s Center.
If you’ve never been to the Women’s Center, let me just start by saying that you should definitely check it out. It’s in a house, on a street off Central Square, and feels like a welcoming, cozy place that you want to hang out. They have a lot of events that happen there, as well as resources for people that need them. I was really impressed with the warm and supportive space that they have there.
The workshop itself was informal in nature, consisting of discussion and consciousness-raising in the intimate setting. Even though it was a midday workshop, we had a really nice turnout and everyone participated in the discussion. There was a lot of talk about how street harassment makes people feel, how they’ve responded to it in the past, and what being an active bystander looks like.
When the workshop was over, we chatted with participants some more, and a couple of them chose to make “I hollaback beacuse…” signs.
We also spoke with the staff at the Women’s Center about ways that we can collaborate in the future. I can promise you that this will not be the last time you hear us talking about them. We’ll be working with them again soon!
image credits: 1-The Cambridge Women’s Center; 2,3-Hollaback! Boston
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